The sudden change of venue for The One’s acceptance speech tonight – from the 70,000-seat Bank of America stadium to 20-odd-thousand seat Time-Warner Cable Arena – due to a 20% chance of rain, maybe, has led to one major problem for the Dems. Because while the arena is a fine facility (and, unlike BOA, won’t be over 2/3 empty), with…:
…[s]tate delegate sections already in place. TV sky booths for the anchors. Big impressive stage. Flashy video backdrop.
But balloons? Thousands of red, white and blue balloons up in the ceiling, ready to come cascading down for the finish that America expects?
The Republicans had balloons aplenty, last week in Tampa, Fla.
Too late for the Democrats. But their spirits are still high. Stay tuned. Organizers are scrambling to come up with another festive way to punctuate the end of the convention.
It’s a pity, really – all that hot air could have been recycled.
But we’re all about the help, here. So I’m going to throw this open for the audience: since the Dems can’t get balloons together by tonight, what should they drop instead?